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April 2021 - Arrangements in School

Arrangements for students April 2021

COVID-19 has had a significant impact on all schools since March 2020 and will continue to need measures in place to manage the health and safety of all.
  • Students and staff are required to regularly wash hands with soap and water or use hand sanitiser which is provided throughout the school.
  • Face coverings should be worn in all classrooms and indoor communal areas for staff and secondary-aged students throughout the school (unless they are exempt).
  • Windows will be opened in all occupied areas to allow the through flow of air to reduce possible transmission of Covid-19.
  • Lateral flow tests are being provided for students to undertake twice per week at home where their parents/carers have requested them. Results need to be uploaded as per the Government instructions and parents/carers should inform the school of results. There continues to be the opportunity for secondary-aged students to undertake lateral flow tests in school. 
  • Lunches will be eaten in classrooms for the time being and large gatherings indoor have been paused.
  • If a young person or a member of their family displays any of the following symptoms then the student should NOT attend school and instead be booked in for a PCR test;
  • A high temperature
  • A new, continuous cough
  • A loss or change to your sense of smell or taste

Guidance is available for your information:

Education, universities and childcare

Department for Education coronavirus helpline

The Department for Education coronavirus helpline is available to answer questions about COVID-19 relating to education and children’s social care. Staff, parents and young people can contact this helpline as follows:

Phone: 0800 046 8687
Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday), 10am to 4pm (Saturday to Sunday)

Please note, we are currently experiencing high volumes of calls. We appreciate your patience at this time and apologise for any wait that you may experience. To ensure that we answer your calls as quickly as possible, we have now extended our opening hours to cover weekends and are increasing the number of call handlers available to answer your calls.